Hattiesburg Area Historical Society...preserving local history and heritage since 1970

Volunteer Opportunities

The Hattiesburg Area Historical Society relies solely on the generosity of donors and the contributions of volunteers.

The opportunities that we've listed on this page are just a few of the many ways that you can make a difference as a Society volunteer.

Feel free to contact us if you'd like to join our efforts to preserve Hattiesburg's history and heritage. All inquiries are welcome.


  • Computer-
    • scan photos and print material for electronic storage;
    • update files;
    • check files for duplicates;
    • updated collection lists.
  • Contributions-
    • make and/or encourage donations of relevant items;
    • assist in picking up donated items;
    • assist in documenting, displaying and storing donated items;
    • recruit new members and encourage current members to continue;
    • solicit financial donations.
  • Exhibits-
    • check, clean, and/or repair permanent exhibit;
    • create temporary and/or special exhibits.
  • Filing-
    • file information in correct file or subject notebook;
    • check previously filed information;
    • create new subject notebooks.
  • Housekeeping-
    • inspect displays for damage;
    • dust and clean rooms and displays;
    • check accuracy of information and photos on display.
  • Newsletters-
    • suggest articles;
    • research articles;
    • write articles.
  • Programs-
    • suggest program subjects;
    • write and/or present programs;
    • contact speakers;
    • provide publicity.
  • Sorting-
    • separate materials and artifacts in stored boxes;
    • label items with donor name and H A H S number;
    • place materials and artifacts in correct storage;
    • help move items to appropriate place.

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